Key Carnegie Mellon, Uber players express optimism about robotics in Pittsburgh amid ‘tough period’

If the relationship between Carnegie Mellon University and San Francisco ride services company Uber has soured, it was not evident during a panel discussion at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s annual meeting on Wednesday. Andrew Moore, dean of CMU’s computer science school, and John Bares of Uber’s Advanced Technology Center in Lawrenceville sat alongside each other at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, both sounding optimistic about the future of the robotics industry in Pittsburgh.